This week in our Earth Listening Circle we will be looking at the true meaning of FLOWERING. There has been a tendency in western culture to glorify the big, the gaudy and the glamorous flowers like the sunflowers, with “garden shows”, judging the biggest and best in the show. This has led us to believe that the bigger and more so called perfect is what we need to attain to. However l have always found these shows quite repugnant, and l am finally understanding why. It is glorifying what Joanna Macy calls the Industrial Growth Society, that is so destroying our world. So this week, as Mother Earth produces the most varied, unusual, often tiny and discreet blooms, let’s ask Her what does our true flowering mean? Who do we need to become as we blossom in our own unique way this glorious springtime, unaffected by what is expected of us by so called normal society?
There is a glow, an irrepressible joy that spontaneously arises within us when we really listen to the Earth, or any of Her myriad forms of life. When we are able to still our mind and start to breathe with Nature….. breathing in the oxygen the trees have just exhaled and becoming aware of them breathing in the carbon dioxide we have just exhaled….. then start to deeply relax…. we begin to realise we really are an intrinsic part of the whole…we actually belong here… we are part of the Earth.
From this life changing deep connection we then become able to listen and hear what is the next step we need to take, in our unique capacity as the individual we are right now, to become “the change we want to see in the world”.
You are very welcome to join us in this enriching exploration of our connection to the Earth.
We'll send you the Zoom link the day of the event.
This circle will run weekly on Fridays at 5:30pm UTC. Start time in your zone: https://everytimezone.com/s/a88c8384
Led by Emma Mary Gathergood, Earth-Warrior Butterfly